Personal:
Born in the USA.     6'1" tall

Education: 
National Honor Society (high school).  Bachelor's degree in Business, Mathematics minor.  Teaching credential,
High School Mathematics.  Master's degree, Physical Education.  Master's thesis topic was feedback's effect on speed and accuracy in the forehand.   
Currently hold 228 credits of education course work with USPTA, where my title is Certified Professional and Accredited Professional Coach.  MTMCA certification: Level 3.

Coaching and Teaching:
Five years in college tennis coaching, three as head coach. Ten years in high school teaching, mostly substituting, in Math, P.E., French, English, and other subjects as needed.  Approximately 14 summers' worth of tennis teaching.

Athletic Highlights:
Played four to five years of basketball and baseball, pitching for two league champions, before starting tennis at age 13. Worked up the singles ladder in high school and college.  Local club champion at age 17.  Played in the NAIA's men's singles tournament, where my college's team, from the University of Redlands, was runner-up.  Played one satellite circuit.  Sectional USA ranking, sixth in Class A (a category just beneath the "Open" group, roughly equivalent to 6.0 in the NTRP system).  

Outside Interests:
Fitness           Music             Religion            Reading           Writing

Other facts:
Amateur piano player      Weight Watchers member       Favorite Disney character: Goofy      

 

Backhand service return photo

Late 1970's

 

 

 

I use Wilson tennis rackets.

Early 2017

 

October 2017:   With my new assistant pro, Joe Green Ball Machine, a.k.a. the PlayMate "Volley"

 

 

 

 

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